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Play & Culture Studies, Volume 2: Play Contexts Revisited

Play & Culture Studies, Volume 2: Play Contexts Revisited

by Stuart Reifel


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This volume furthers discourse and understanding about the complex phenomenon we know as play. As with volume one, Diversions and Divergences in Fields of Play, Reifelis purpose is to provide a forum for new thinking about play in humans and animals … across various cultural, social, and activity settings (1998, p. xi). Necessarily, this effort cuts across various disciplines, including biology, anthropology, history, psychology, education, leisure studies, sociology, and any field in which play theories contribute.

Play Contexts Revisited is comprised of sixteen contributions organized in five sections. Each section flushes out specific types of play, such as Stories of Adultis Play. Comparative contributions focus on play of other cultures and even other species. Volume two of Play & Culture Studies enriches the series with innovative articles about the many aspects and examples of play.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567504231
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/06/1999
Series: Play and Culture Studies Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

STUART REIFEL is Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches in the early childhood education program in the College of Education./e He has studied childrenis play in schools and homes for the past twenty years, and specializes in the meanings of childrenis play in their developmental contexts. He served as President for The Association for the Study of Play.

Table of Contents

Stories of Adult's Play Play and Inventiveness: Revisiting Erikson's View on Einstein's Playfulness, Cosby Steele Rogers and Dorothy Justus Sluss

Playing with the Sacrificial Child: Brian Sutton-Smith's Boys' Story Our Street. Kevin J. Sheehan

Toying with the Striptease Dancer and the First Amendment, Judith Lynne Hanna

Children's Play Contexts and Rules Kindergarten and College Students' Views of Play and Work at Home and at School, Robyn M. Holmes

Development Reflected in Chase Games, Loretta J. Clarke

Rules in Children's Games and Play, Carrie Freie

The Canvas of Play: A Study of Children's Play Behaviors While Drawing, Theresa H. Escobedo

The Effect of the Physical and Social Environment on Parent-Child Interactions: A Qualitative Analysis of Pretend Play in a Children's Museum, Stephanie Shine and Teresa Y. Acosta

Play in Other Cultures A Comparison of Playfulness Among American and Japanese Preschoolers, Satomi Izumi Taylor, Cosby Steele Rogers, and Javid Kaiser

Context and Meanings in Taiwanese Kindergarten Play, Sheng-Hsi Lin and Stuart Reifel

"Playing with Play": Germany's Carnival of Aesthetic Nonsense, Felicia R. McMahon

Play in Other Species Play and Stress: Cortisol as a Negative Correlate of Play in Saimiri, Maxeen Biben and Maribeth Champoux

Play and Attachment Behavior of Peer-Only Reared and Surrogate/Peer-Reared Rhesus Monkey Infants in Their Social Groups, Maribeth Champoux, Courtney Shannon, Wendy D. Airoso, and Stephen J. Suomi

Observations of Free-Play Behavior in Captive Juvenile Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Theia C. DeLong

Other Conceptions of Play Evolving a Consilience of Play Definitions: Playfully, Brian Sutton-Smith

Play as Ascending Meaning: Implications of a General Model of Play, Thomas S. Henricks

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Subject Index

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